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Share a portion (or defined area) of the screen.

When a user with a high DPI monitor shares screen, the content is very small for users viewing the shared screen on a smaller resolution monitor.

Add funtionality for the user to define an area of the screen to share, rather than sharing the entire screen. (app sharing does not solve this issue).

  • Derek Payne
  • Jun 22 2020
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  • David Forcadell Monllao commented
    26 Apr 09:30am

    I think we should prioritize the user experience. We can offer a good collaboration tool, but... in the end, the most important thing is if the meetings were effective for the people assisting them. The tool should make the collaboration between peopel easy and not less efficient because technical limitations with the product.

    From time to time, I assist a meetings where people have ultra-wide screens and they share the screen and then attendees of the meeting do not see properly the shared screen.

    Or my self when I share from my set up the screen (I have only one 4K screen), I would love to have some parts of the screen where I have sensitive information or things that I need to check, or a notes tool that I use for this meeting, I would like to keep the area hidden to my attendees and only share part of my screen (also because of resolution reasons, the attendees some times they have a full HD screen I do not want to change every time the settings of my screen to move from 4k to 1080). And for me is not a good Work Around to share only one APP and not the screen, I guess that all of us suffered from this, you want to share two things at the same time with the customer to show him how the dots connect between two apps and then you cannot do it...

    There are other reasons why it could be very beneficial, but I think these are the main ones.

    Thank you, team!

  • Admin
    Darrick Deel commented
    20 Mar 08:51pm

    Sharing in Full featured Webex Meetings has been updated to allow application sharing to only share the actual Application Windows. Users that use the Webex App can also share a custom defined area of the screen.

  • Admin
    Darrick Deel commented
    4 Nov, 2021 05:52pm

    We are adding support to share individualy application windows to help with the issues with very large displays. We are evaluating solutions for selecting a specific region of the display, but have not committed this work.

  • Guest commented
    12 Feb, 2021 05:25pm

    This is very important for users with ultrawide screens.

  • Kevin Chan commented
    9 Dec, 2020 09:43pm

    We have a few instructors who specifically need this feature since they use Presenter mode with notes.

  • Dave Smith commented
    7 Nov, 2020 12:22pm

    Handily this would also allow applications like PowerPoint that have presenter view to be used to share slides whilst the presenter views their notes.

  • Guest commented
    21 Sep, 2020 03:07pm

    i have the same issue ...